Fill the Cuff with Stuff and Donut miss these Stones

You were just admiring the cuffs on the cover of the new Beadwork magazine, and thinking to yourself, where can I get my hands on those cuffs, or those cuffs on my wrists, to be more to the point! And Lo! Here these are – Nunn Designs cuff blanks – in Antique Gold and Antiqued Silver!   But wait – there are more wonderful items this week! Like the new Swarovski Iridescent Dark Blue and Light Blue Pearls. These are really beautiful – I think you will like them a lot. Great new stone stuff too – Stone Donut Pendants …

Be that Girl with the Pearl

Or the lady with the pearl. The gal with the pearl. The dude with the pearl. The sexually-ambiguous, don’t-force me-into-a-pigeon-hole, free-spirit with a pearl. Pearls aren’t just for royalty anymore – they are for everyone! I think our pearls pretty much speak for themselves – from nuggets to near round, from classic to modern – pearls make a timeless statement. In other news, or new items, we have some additions to the Raku Ceramic beads, and the unglazed high-fire bisque beads too. Also a few fun new metal beads, Also new are the firepolish Micro Spacers – a 2×3 faceted …

A little re-organizing

Just did a little re-organizing in the Swarovski section – moved the pendants into their own top-level category, so now it is: Swarovski Beads And Swarovski Pendants The distinction is that the beads have a hole running the length of them, and the pendants have a side to side or front to back hole near the top. So it is not a size thing – the smallish briolettes and even the top-drilled bicones are in the pendant section now. Hope that helps you find what you are looking for – or stumble over something you didn’t know that you needed! …

Let me call you a cab – ochon.

Ok – you’re a cab. We’ve got cabs – lots of cabs. An uber number of cabs, as a matter of fact. If you can’t face puns like that, you need one of these cabs – it will face you. Personally – I think there is something fishy about the whole thing, but then you’ll accuse me of being catty. This whole conversation is for the birds. By Jupiter – we’ve got a lot of cabs – these cabs look like a planet. There is just one of each though – so if snooze, you lose. Kind of like how …

The Rise of the Mutants!

Giant mutant creatures are sweeping a path of destruction across the country – pack the station wagon and head for the hills! No – wait – it’s Toho Hybrid ColorTrends size 8/0 and 11/0 seedbeads. My bad. Mutants, Hybrids. Nevermind. We’re good. Actually – the Hybrid colors are the result of an alliance between the technical expertise of the Japanese beadmakers – Toho, and the 300 year tradition of color innovation from the Czech glass bead makers. These beads are manufactured in Japan, and then shipped to the Czech republic for multiple processes that are producing unique and never-before-seen colors. …

Taming the Wild Rat (Tail)

Rat Tail (Rattail, Rat-tail) – is a fat, satiny cord that is perfect for knotting, and comes in a huge selection of glossy, vibrant colors. It is strong, colorfast, UV resistant, and works well for many crafts besides jewelry making. (I can attest to it’s durability – I use a piece of it to hang the thermometer in the pool. Between the sunlight and the occasional chlorine schock – that is pretty harsh testing.) It is woven from nylon, and when you cut the end, it will fray very rapidly. The fastest way to stop this is to gently fuse …

Wooden you know it?

The most requested item we have had lately is for wood. Most specifically – sandalwood beads for mala bracelets and guru beads. And so we now have them – aromatic sandalwood and cedar wood beads, and guru bead sets. You ask – we go find them for you. But also in the theme of wood – we also have some new designs in these lovely, light, laser cut wood pendants. You can use these as is – or alter them with paint or stain (oil-based sharpies work particularly well for adding color.) From the gallery of obscure beads – we …

New Toho Demi Rounds

New this week – these size 8/0 and size 11/0 Toho Demi Round seedbeads. Jonesing for a bargain? 33% off these beads! Explore a new shape! Pellet Beads – try them with soutache! Infinity Bead – Figure 8 is great Ripple beads – make a splash! Rizos – rice is nice! Thorns – you have a point! So, go here to see all the new stuff. Don’t forget our inspiring projects, professionally presented classes, helpful advice, and witty prose. 😉

Expired: We never do this – 24 hour opportunity!

We never do this – overlap a sale and new stuff because – well – you all are usually too busy shopping to pay any attention to the new stuff. Which makes me sad. 🙁 Beads get lonely too you know. However – due to my screwing up the announcement of the sale end date and extending the sale by a day as a result – you have a very limited window to actually get these new size 8/0 and size 11/0 Toho Demi Round seedbeads on sale – for one measly day only. So – one last day of …